Wednesday Lunch Talk — Human Rights and Inclusive Education: An International Perspective

Throughout Europe, people from Romani communities experience discrimination and segregation, which starts in the first years of schooling. During this lunch hour, we will examine policies and practices around the schooling of Romani children in Central and Southeastern European contexts, as well as current Western European (discriminatory) policies and practices towards members of Romani communities.

Presenter: Julia M. White, Assistant Professor.  White’s research is grounded in social justice for communities and individuals that are typically stigmatized and segregated. Her research interests include inclusive education teacher preparation and practice, educational policy, and the cultural representations of disability. The recipient of a Fulbright Teacher Exchange grant and later a Fulbright fellowship in the Slovak Republic, she studied schooling and inclusion as a human right, specifically as it pertains to children from Romani communities.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
noon - 1pm
Dewey 1-305

Lunch will be served.  No rsvp is needed.

Tags: inclusion, inclusive education, international education, Julia White, Warner Wednesday Talk